How to prevent mosquito bites with these 10 unique solutions
How to keep mosquitoes away
The warm summer months signal the return of one of the most despised pests –– the mosquito. While mosquito bites are undeniably annoying and even painful at times, these pesky insects can also transmit dangerous diseases to humans. That is why it is increasingly important to protect yourself and others from itchy bites.
Several effective methods can help prevent being swarmed by mosquitoes, whether you’re relaxing around your home or spending time outdoors during the morning and evening hours. From insect traps to netting to beneficial plants and flowers, a combination of these solutions can help lead to a bite-free summer.
What attracts mosquitoes?
While it may not be practical to completely avoid all of these scenarios, trying your best to reduce and minimize attractors can be highly beneficial.
July 20, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).
SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan